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Two men charged for Ayers St. gas station carjacking,shooting and other crimes

Posted at 3:56 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 16:56:00-05

U.S. Marshals are looking for a man after he and another man were indicted for a violent crime spree last summer.

A federal grand jury indicted 24-year-old Leonard Reyna and 25-year-old Carlos Moreno for multiple felony charges including robbery, carjacking, brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, discharging a firearm during a crime of violence each for being previously convicted felons in possession of firearms.  Reyna is already in custody for the charges.  Moreno is considered a fugitive.

The two men are accused of being part of a group that approached a jewelry store at the Trade Center and displayed handguns on August 26, 2018.  Police filed a report stating that the men demanded several items of jewelry then fled on foot.  At the scene, officers allegedly recovered several rounds of 9mm and .45 caliber ammunition and a set of keys belonging to a nearby vehicle. An hour later, police responded to a call for a shooting at a gas station on Ayers Street.  When officers responded to that location, they found a victim laying inside the store, according to the charges. He claimed he had been parked in his vehicle when two males approached and pointed a gun at him, demanding the keys to his truck. He refused. The charges allege that one of the men then fired, striking the victim in the left arm and stomach. The two males then allegedly fled the location.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the U.S. Marshals service at 1-800-336-0102.

If convicted of carjacking, both men face up to 25 years in federal prison, while the robbery carries up to 20 years of imprisonment. For being felons in possession of firearms, they could also receive a 10-year-maximum term of imprisonment. For brandishing and discharging a weapon during a crime of violence, the punishment is seven and 10 years minimum, respectively, which must be served consecutively to any other prison term imposed. In addition, each charge carries a possible fine of up to $250,000.

CCPD and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation.